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Still can't decide...Baby is 6 days old!

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Shellywelly1973 Sun 09-Feb-14 22:49:05

I'm down to two names Freya or Grace.

I was really keen on Freya but I'm worried it's too fashionable.

I more recently started to conside Grace...but is it too popular?

What do you think?

Mistletoenail3 Sun 16-Feb-14 19:20:43

Iprefer Freya
Grace reminds me ofa girl that I have known that was a spoilt bully!

brokenhearted55a Sun 16-Feb-14 19:02:50

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PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 16-Feb-14 17:07:52

Not sure if you are saying that popularity bothers you? If so Gracia is Spanish and super rare?

Theonlyoneiknow Sun 16-Feb-14 17:02:51

I like both but think Grace just pips Freya.

Are you considering any other names?

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Sun 16-Feb-14 13:42:56

I'm not a major fan of either, so in a way have an unbiased opinion I guess. I'd go for Grace. Freya is fashionable and has appeared from nowhere, I think it could easily end up as a Tracey-type name which completely dates. It's also actually not a massively nice sounding name really. It also has no good shortening - Frey? Ray?

Although I don't really like Grace it is a genuinely pleasant sound and meaning, Gracie is a sweet nn and it is a classic that won't ever really sound bad, even though it has been really popular these last 10 years or so.

Hibou7688 Sun 16-Feb-14 11:37:09

I know a Freya Grace!

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Sun 16-Feb-14 07:23:24


I suggest you let your DD wear a name for a few days, then try a different name. Don't tell anyone

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Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Sun 16-Feb-14 07:16:44

Gaia (gy-ah)

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Sun 16-Feb-14 07:15:15

Grace is more popular

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bouquetofpencils Sat 15-Feb-14 10:23:00

A sort of combination if both - Greta?

wiltingfast Sat 15-Feb-14 10:20:46

I'm not keen on Freya, feely awkward on the tongue.

Grace is lovely.

Spottybra Sat 15-Feb-14 08:19:56


I dislike Freya by an association with an awful child whose mother has no control over her at all.

salvadory Sat 15-Feb-14 08:18:14

Both lovely, I have a great aunt Freya who is 65 so it's not a fad name to me. Around here (the North West) I don't know any Freyas of my daughters ages (4 and 2). The ones I know are around 7 so I don't think it's ever going to be ubiquitous. No baby Graces either (a lot with middle name of Grace). I'd pick oh I can't choose either, maybe Grace but I lie Freya too (sounds a bit Scandi cool).

Coconutty Sat 15-Feb-14 08:02:52

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MrsBungle Sat 15-Feb-14 07:59:11

Definitely grace

pilates Sat 15-Feb-14 07:52:26

I prefer Grace

NadiaWadia Fri 14-Feb-14 06:15:03

Grace is not really a classic and timeless, in the same way as say, Elizabeth. When I was young (80s) it was most definitely thought of as an 'old lady name' (I had ancient great aunts born in the 1890s named Grace). You probably wouldn't have chosen it for a baby in the 80s, people would have thought it strange.

It has come in again over the last 20 years, and has been so very popular this time around that I think, like squoosh said, that in a few years it will date again.

But if that doesn't bother you and you love it, then why not?

LoveBeingCantThinkOfAName Fri 14-Feb-14 05:05:25

When I couldn't pick I used both with our already chosen middle name!

RaRa1988 Mon 10-Feb-14 14:01:27

I LOVE Freya (though prefer the Freja spelling personally - and did you know you can also spell it 'Freia'?), and I've never met anyone with that name either socially or through work (and I work for the NHS, so come into contact with a LOT of names). Probably depends on where you live. I don't think either are particularly common in my part of the NE.

Cocolikeschocolate Mon 10-Feb-14 13:34:27

Freya - so ethereal and feminine!

TamerB Mon 10-Feb-14 13:28:12

Grace is a classic, it won't date your child. I prefer it to Freya.

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